Four TUSM Students Honored as 2015 Massachusetts Medical Society Scholars

Boston, Mass. – April 17– The Massachusetts Medical Society has selected four fourth-year medical school students from TUSM as Massachusetts Medical Society Scholars for 2015. Each will receive $10,000.

Applicants were selected by their respective Massachusetts medical schools as meeting MMS award criteria that includes academic achievement, community service, and financial need. Four MMS Selection Committees — comprised of MMS officers, members of MMS education committees, representatives of the MMS student section, and Continuing Education & Certification staff — took into consideration each student’s Statement of Purpose, references, and interview.

Since the inception of the MMS Scholars Program in 1993, more than $1.8 million has been granted to 184 students from Massachusetts medical schools.

The 2015 TUSM honorees and their previous academic achievements:

  • Douglas J. Cassidy, B.S., cum laude, Agricultural and Life Sciences, Cornell University
  • Emily Frank, B.A., cum laude, Cell Biology, Dartmouth College 
  • Adam C. Normandin, M.S. Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine; B.S., Biology, Boston College
  • Audra Williams, B.S.E., magna cum laude, Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

The Massachusetts Medical Society, with more than 24,000 physicians and student members, is dedicated to educating and advocating for the patients and physicians of Massachusetts. The Society, under the auspices of NEJM Group, publishes the New England Journal of Medicine, a leading global medical journal and web site, and NEJM Journal Watch alerts and publications covering 13 specialties. The Society is also a leader in continuing medical education for health care professionals throughout Massachusetts, conducting a variety of medical education programs for physicians and health care professionals. Founded in 1781, MMS is the oldest continuously operating medical society in the country.